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Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2022, 07:09
Replies: 65
Views: 7,361
Posted By sheikhthecamel

I don't know that anyone will implement pure...

I don't know that anyone will implement pure camera-vision solutions. The ones I know of always work in combination with a map-based system. Some of the other problems with camera based is that the...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2022, 07:03
Replies: 65
Views: 7,361
Posted By sheikhthecamel

There are various ways of doing this. At the top...

There are various ways of doing this. At the top end its vision based combined with OTA map updates. The vison part "sees" road signs and recognizes limits but as you say that can only happen...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2022, 06:39
Replies: 65
Views: 7,361
Posted By sheikhthecamel

It will be increasingly difficult to disable as...

It will be increasingly difficult to disable as things go forward. As it stands the regulation is quite prescriptive unfortunately.
4th Jul 2022, 11:11
Replies: 7,919
Views: 5,569,956
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Hopefully they show back-bone and follow through....

Hopefully they show back-bone and follow through. German friends are not so sure, and pointed out that Sholz has colloquially become a verb that does not augur well. As below, courtesy of The Bona...
4th Jul 2022, 07:35
Replies: 7,919
Views: 5,569,956
Posted By sheikhthecamel

This is a major issue; UKR apparently wants to...

This is a major issue; UKR apparently wants to roll-back to pre-2014 borders. EU would probably accept current borders, a Russian non-aggression agreement and cheap gas. US would be happy to see a...
4th Jul 2022, 07:24
Replies: 7,919
Views: 5,569,956
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Wholly agree, but average Joe/Mario/Claude/Fritz...

Wholly agree, but average Joe/Mario/Claude/Fritz Public isn't used to taking the long view, particularly when it hits him in the pocket. The bigger issue IMO is how those extra costs are going to...
3rd Jul 2022, 08:03
Replies: 7,919
Views: 5,569,956
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Regardless of the outcomes of the war (FWIW I...

Regardless of the outcomes of the war (FWIW I agree with him, but for different reasons) his statement that Europe is the biggest loser is undisputable:

On a purely practical level, the economic...
3rd Jul 2022, 07:24
Replies: 54
Views: 25,051
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Question from a non-pilot but (ex)...

Question from a non-pilot but (ex) aerodynamicist: Wouldn't such a hole affect the aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft; asymmetrical drag, increased fuel burn, noise, buffeting etc? ...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2022, 11:03
Replies: 45
Views: 7,685
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Counterpoint: Gates, Buffet, Soros, Feeney et al....

Counterpoint: Gates, Buffet, Soros, Feeney et al. Plenty of wealthy doing good things across the planet. IMO its wrong headed to generalize "Wealth = Bad".
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2022, 07:35
Replies: 45
Views: 7,685
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Good old Bernie has always expressed his...

Good old Bernie has always expressed his admiration for men that "can get things done" ... Vlad, but also the (controversial) leadership of Abu Dhabi and Bahrain in the context of building new F1...
23rd May 2022, 07:25
Replies: 7,919
Views: 5,569,956
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Hmmmm... whilst what you're saying obviously has...

Hmmmm... whilst what you're saying obviously has some historical basis - and may well contribute to the the German foot dragging - IMO there are two other important drivers at play:

(1) Germany's...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2022, 07:40
Replies: 3,676
Views: 1,371,248
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Spot on. To be a true superpower RU needs to be...

Spot on. To be a true superpower RU needs to be able to project power in multiple directions. Complete control of its black-sea access was its objective here, and now he'll have an open corridor...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2022, 06:05
Replies: 3,676
Views: 1,371,248
Posted By sheikhthecamel

A 1.5b person market? Access to cheap capital...

A 1.5b person market? Access to cheap capital (depending on your business and got-to-market model)? As posted elsewhere, around 40% of VW group sales come from Chinese market through their JV's...
21st Mar 2022, 07:42
Replies: 68
Views: 17,931
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Funnily enough - Crimea and Stockholm are roughly...

Funnily enough - Crimea and Stockholm are roughly the same distance away from the OP's location in northern Italy.
As a European I think both qualify as "our back yard"...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2022, 07:11
Replies: 3,676
Views: 1,371,248
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Its less a matter of "keeping our phones" than...

Its less a matter of "keeping our phones" than the inflation that it would cause. Supply chains for literally everything are inextricably linked. Unravelling those will take time. Meanwhile...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2022, 06:29
Replies: 3,676
Views: 1,371,248
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Thing is, we haven't even been able to cut off...

Thing is, we haven't even been able to cut off Russia completely, notwithstanding what is being said about the sanctions. There are political realities, and business interests at play - mostly...
11th Mar 2022, 12:05
Replies: 7,919
Views: 5,569,956
Posted By sheikhthecamel

So now we have Bellarussian, Chechen and "middle...

So now we have Bellarussian, Chechen and "middle eastern" troops helping the Russians invade another country.
Hard to see this as anything but a further escalation.
...
5th Mar 2022, 08:37
Replies: 7,919
Views: 5,569,956
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Lots of talk of the possibility of Russia...

Lots of talk of the possibility of Russia deploying a tactical nuke. The premise seems to be: show of force, intimidate the west, stop them from intervening.

Thing is, aside from sanctions and...
28th Aug 2021, 19:58
Replies: 82
Views: 26,023
Posted By sheikhthecamel

As a marine, he was probably familiar with Boyd's...

As a marine, he was probably familiar with Boyd's fork in the road "To Be or To Do"...
Unfortunately men like Col. Scheller, or Col. Boyd never make it far enough up the hierarchy to really make a...
Forum: Middle East
4th Jan 2021, 12:09
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,861,952
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Apparently the 777 fleet numbers 150 aircraft....

Apparently the 777 fleet numbers 150 aircraft. Where are they all flying to/from if the crews are putting in 80 hrs a month? Surely not all routes are open / viable?

I understand there is a lot of...
Forum: Middle East
4th Jan 2021, 12:03
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,861,952
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Its quite a legacy to leave behind, but to be...

Its quite a legacy to leave behind, but to be fair they botched their response to an unpredictable and dire situation. Its still a long way off the train wreck up the road that somehow happened while...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Nov 2020, 14:57
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,861,952
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Yes, that is a popular view. But Covid hit...

Yes, that is a popular view. But Covid hit cash-flows much more dramatically / quickly than the base case recession. Whereas a "normal" recession has you managing your P/L and B/S, the Covid-fueled...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Nov 2020, 14:50
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,861,952
Posted By sheikhthecamel

ICD did not forsee having to fund EK into the...

ICD did not forsee having to fund EK into the beginning of 2021 because of "aggressive cost measures". They also foresaw a Dubai economic recovery picking up steam in Q4. Not sure how that is...
Forum: Middle East
25th Aug 2020, 14:40
Replies: 16
Views: 6,332
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Tongue in cheek dear boy, tongue in cheek. Seems...

Tongue in cheek dear boy, tongue in cheek. Seems like all you pilots have lost your sense of humour of late...
Forum: Middle East
25th Aug 2020, 10:58
Replies: 16
Views: 6,332
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Shouldn't be a problem, not least because you...

Shouldn't be a problem, not least because you will pick up plenty of scars whilst in the Middle East. Most of them mental and emotional though, so less visible than physical scars, but much more...
Forum: Middle East
24th Aug 2020, 12:00
Replies: 934
Views: 446,015
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Crickey. Zero patience for these woke snowflakes...

Crickey. Zero patience for these woke snowflakes that get offended by anything that doesn't fit their worldviews. A bit like our chap Ibra; comes on here asking for advice, gets said advice, and then...
Forum: Middle East
24th Aug 2020, 10:24
Replies: 934
Views: 446,015
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Let us know which airline you eventually end up...

Let us know which airline you eventually end up with. Anyone who can't punctuate and use sentences ... well, i'd rather not be a passenger with them on the flight deck. Thanks.
Forum: Middle East
18th Aug 2020, 19:14
Replies: 3
Views: 4,006
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Dubai Inc will have to review its entire business...

Dubai Inc will have to review its entire business model, which went past the point of being sustainable some years ago. No doubt though that EK was instrumental in supporting the economic growth over...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jun 2020, 07:19
Replies: 213
Views: 178,703
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Obviously its a sad day when anyone gets...

Obviously its a sad day when anyone gets laid-off; Saudi or Expat - with the added complication that expats must leave the country, possibly with implications for their families. The difficulties...
Forum: Middle East
4th Jun 2020, 07:02
Replies: 213
Views: 178,703
Posted By sheikhthecamel

A bit unfair. Having done some work at ARAMCO and...

A bit unfair. Having done some work at ARAMCO and affiliates, I can tell you that operationally it is a very, very well run company, and that much of the work is done by Saudi's with a very high...
Forum: Middle East
19th May 2020, 09:50
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,861,952
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Wouldn't it then make sense to consolidate that...

Wouldn't it then make sense to consolidate that demand for seats into a larger aircraft? Say one shaped like an A380...?
Forum: Middle East
21st Apr 2020, 11:02
Replies: 63
Views: 39,152
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Is this source reliable? Says 1st of July...! ...

Is this source reliable? Says 1st of July...!

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/290888/emirates-ns20-operations-as-of-0730gmt-21apr20/
21st Apr 2020, 06:10
Replies: 152
Views: 74,531
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Automation and AI. And unfortunately that will...

Automation and AI. And unfortunately that will come to the front end of the aircraft as well. CC may well still be needed though.
Forum: Middle East
16th Apr 2020, 08:17
Replies: 213
Views: 178,703
Posted By sheikhthecamel

By far the most entertaining thread on this...

By far the most entertaining thread on this site... much needed these times ... keep it up chaps!
Joking aside, my commiserations to any pilot losing their job these days - be they expats, Saudi's...
3rd Apr 2020, 17:53
Replies: 209
Views: 146,101
Posted By sheikhthecamel

Data science if you have the aptitude.

Data science if you have the aptitude.
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